It was a perfect day. The summer sun shone brightly and the tranquil delights of the Normandy coast beckoned.

Casting off the shackles of day-to-day living, ten divers from Southsea SAC and the Buccaneers assembled in the pretty Norman town of Port-en-Bessin to enjoy seven long hot days filled with great diving, crisp local Cider and amazing seafood - in short "La vie normande". A fishing port for hundreds of years, Port-en-Bessin still ranks as the seventh largest fishing port in mainland France.

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